Rajon Rondo trade rumors: Rondo being ‘aggressively’ shopped, Stephen Curry could be target, according to ESPN
Rajon Rondo is being “aggressively” shopped by the Boston Celtics, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
Boston is aggressively shopping Rondo, according to sources. The Celtics find Rondo’s personality to be too high-maintenance and his clashes with coach Doc Rivers continue. With the Celtics having realized they are no longer title contenders, they don’t believe the payoff is worth the headaches Rondo brings, sources say. And they do not want to build around him. In December, the Celtics had discussions with Golden State about a Stephen Curry-for-Rondo deal, and one source says it was Golden State that decided against pulling the trigger. But Curry’s recent ankle injuries, which have caused him several problems in his short career, have given the Celtics pause. The potential trade is still being discussed by Boston’s braintrust, but they aren’t sure they want to go forward with it. It also isn’t clear whether the Warriors would be willing to do it. Other players would have to be thrown in to make it work financially.
I remember reading about the Curry rumors back in December. I can’t find the link, so maybe I’m making this up, but I think the Celtics were recruiting Golden St. as a third team for a Chris Paul deal, in which Curry would have been included. At least when we heard the grumblings in December, I don’t think the Celtics were ever rumored to actually be targeting Curry themselves. Maybe they were. Maybe I’m wrong.
If the Celtics ARE shopping Rondo around the league, they’re doing it the wrong way. Letting everyone know that he’s a headache who isn’t worth his issues isn’t exactly raising his trade value. And if he does stay, it can’t help his morale. Poor Rondo is being treated like a Monopoly property. Is he really that difficult to deal with? He can’t be, right?